I have been reading some of the posts and doing some other research and still have some questions. We are travelling to Disneyland for our kids 10th and 8th Birthdays. We have booked at the Carousel Inn and Suites (comments?) and purchased 6 Day Park Hopper Disney Passes. We will be there from March 9th to the 16th, 2010. We did not want to rent a vehicle. We do want to go to Knott's Berry Farm and are not sure about Legoland. We also would like to be able to do some non-souvenir shopping, either in outlet type malls, large surf stores, golf stores, and perhaps a Tiffany's if possible. I am very much an "A" personality and need a plan. Are the charachter dining experiences worth it considering the kids ages, are the charachters available elsewhere in the park as they are in Disneyworld? What is the best way to get to Knott's from our hotel? Any advice is greatly appreciated.